i have a Ronin, grips are great to me, but i do have small hands. i cannot comment on this so-called scratch on the top, you did not provide any pictures.Just bought one. Three issues.
1) The wood grips are WAY too thin, why didn’t I notice this at the store?? Adrenaline?? IDK.
2) There is a shiny pencil point sized scratch on the top. Is there any type of paint to make it go bye-bye? It’s bugging the hell out of me. Shiny bright tiny silver dot right in front of the rear sight. Yeah, I know, OCD, or something. A black Sharpie is really dark blue, doesn’t match. Need some kind of paint. Wish it was all silver colored. But damn does it shoot good!!
3) The trigger has a very slight bit of creep before the wall. New trigger? Needs to be broken in? No trigger adj. screw on it as my Kimber has. Bought it at Cabela’s, you cannot try the trigger before buying, non-removable trigger lock, until you leave the store .
I‘ve gotten two different responses to this question: Do I just start shooing it out of the box? Already have shot one mag. Or, clean and oil the slide rails before shooting it? Is it better to let the metal polish each other? Or, lube them? With oil or grease? And was it supposed to come with a tool to disassemble the mainspring catch? Is it missing?? Only other issue is the mag release button. It is HEAVY! Seriously! Even with no mag in it. Must use a 20 pound spring in it! Not joking! But it is so good looking! And accurate!!
Than you all!! Brand new here, first Springfield 1911. X-mas gift to myself.
i do not notice any such trigger creep, but i am not a perfectionist, either.
you can try, Birchwood Casey gun blue, and dab a tiny bit with a q-tip?
can be found at walmart cheaper..
i ALWAYS take the guns home, field strip, clean and lube with oil. either good ole Hoppe's 9, or Weapon Shield
i do not use grease, in fact, on my Kimber in the instruction manual, it does say to NOT use any grease.
then shoot the snot out of it.
since you dd not inspect the gun more carefully BEFORE you bought it, i'd say your stuck with any scratches on it.
only from what some "experts" i have read said, by using grease, we increase the chances of grit getting trapped in the grease, and working as sand paper...Welcome to the forum and Merry Christmas. A lot of opinions on shoot before or after cleaning and lubing a new gun, most would say definitely clean and lube, this is something I do.
Oil or grease? For the longest time I just oiled after cleaning, now I oil the internal parts and put synthetic red Mobile one grease on the slide rails.
Mag release, put some oil from the outside and let it migrate into the mechanism and work the release button to loosen it up, you can also put some grease on the mechanism on the inside using a toothpick or cleaning swab with the cotton tip removed, it will loosen up.
If you think your missing something contact, call them don’t email Springfield customer service and they will take care of you.
Enjoy your new gun.
i do have a small jar of gun grease, but rarely if ever use it. kinda wasted my money buying it.